New Stuff

I need to work and play. I can’t just think about the floods and disaster. For over a week I have been focused on danger from the water and on helping others, and even though those worries are still present, and helping continues, I also need to work. But equally important is to play and let go of all the worries.

My spring cleaning odyssey is getting close to summer, but a lot of work has been done! First of all, my studio expanded! πŸ™‚ My husband and I decided that we wanted a smaller bedroom and larger studio (for me) so we switched two rooms and man it is amazing! The bedroom is so warm and cozy now, and my studio is airy and less cluttered. I love it all! I will take photos one of these days, we just need to paint the walls first. But that change was a LOT of work! Moving and cleaning every little bottle and jar, finding new place for things to make everything organized, trying to make everything look neat and most of all reachable! I have to say, with the furniture that I have (I didn’t want to buy anything because this apartment is already full) I did a pretty good job. It took me ten days to finish both rooms, or to get close to that, but I am very pleased with how it all looks.

So, until I take those photos and show you the space, here are some of my latest creations.

A shawl made with scrap yarn that needed to be transformed into something beautiful. πŸ™‚

Shawl

Shawl

I used thick yarn, thin yarn, shimmery one, wool, cotton, all kinds of yarn! I love to experiment and this shawl turned out very nice!

Another one is also woven with different kinds of yarn, but this one is way more colorful.

Shawl

I also made an album for a customer who wanted it as a gift from the kids to their teacher, so she said it needs to have thirty blank pages, one for every child to do something on it. I had so much fun making this album. The only thing I knew I had to do is to put IV2 on the cover, but the rest was left to my imagination. So I thought a heart is a must because kinds love their teacher, then a bit of lined paper, a filmstrip frame because there will be photos inside, some crackle and some shimmer and glitter…

Album

It’s quite big, almost A4 size, but there had to be enough room for the children to draw and glue on. πŸ™‚

Album

Album

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The most important thing is that the customer loves it! Yay!Β  You just have to imagine more ribbon for the binding, because I didn’t want to tie it all now as it would get wrinkled, and also it needs to be all untied so that every child can have it’s own page to work on.

That’s it for now, even though I have more things to show you but they will have to wait. I don’t want to drown you in photos. πŸ™‚

Have a great day!

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12 thoughts on “New Stuff

  1. What a cute idea for a teacher gift. It turned out great. And I have been doing spring cleaning now too. I only have one day off work a week, which I then have everything else to do that day, so I have been working 1-2 hours every evening on the house. It sure takes a long time doing it that way, but it will be nice to have done. Sounds like your new studio space will be amazing.

  2. I had to laugh when you talked about switching your bedroom and studio. My bedroom is one of the smallest rooms in my house, because I do love the cosy feeling when I sleep, like being tucked into a nest. My “studio” is pretty much the rest of the house >.>

  3. Yes, it feels wonderful sleeping in a small room. ☺ I can’t wait to go to bed with a good book! I am trying to keep my work in one room, but sometimes it’s just not possible. Yarn and paper all over the place! Lol!

  4. Your scarves are beautiful a usual and that album is wonderful. What a lucky teacher. I love my small bedroom. I think it’s a hold-over from, youth – forts, tents & tree houses!

  5. Great idea to switch the bedroom and studio! Thinking about knocking a wall out between 2 bedrooms to create my studio. For now, my “stuff” is mainly in one room, but I work in the living room (my husband wanted this, so he could talk to me from the family room while I’m working. Trying to organize things better, though. Your scarves are beautiful – I love that you combined so many different yarns – makes them so unique! Any teacher would love the scrapbook – wonderful gift! Hope you get to see it after the students do all their pages!

  6. Lynnita I love how you work in the living room so that you can talk to your husband! That is one of the reasons why I need a bigger studio, to have space for my husband to bring in at least a chair to sit on. ☺ Sometimes I wish I could take down all walls and have one huge room.

  7. Sonja, I love that you talked about the importance of creating and playing! I completely agree! It keeps us centered and balanced. Very nice post!!! chris

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